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A production of Revolution Books, a revolutionary communist bookstore in Berkeley, California. The Symposium was co-sponsored by the Set the Record Straight Project.

Book Event: The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village with author Dongping Han.


Dongping Han, author of: The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village. Dongping Han is Professor of History at Warren Wilson College and was farmer. At age 19, he was elected manager of a collective village factory during the Cultural Revolution.

Raymond Lotta introduces. Raymond Lotta of the project to “Set the Record Straight” is a Maoist political economist, a writer for Revolution newspaper, and editor of, Maoist Economics and the Revolutionary Road to Communism.

are more deserving of rediscovery than Chinas Cultural Revolution of 1966-76. Few have so challenged traditional notions of what human society can be. Few have been as distorted and demonized. Want to know what revolutionary socialism was really like? From people who lived it... and loved it? Hear from youth who went to the countryside to work and learn from the peasants...artists who set out to create revolutionary art... women who struggled against feudal tradition... people who look back at this period as some of the best years of their lives. And learn from scholars whose work brings to life a crucial and vital legacy of liberation.

These videos cover the first two days of this symposium held at UC Berkeley in November, 2009. Running time is seven hours divided into six video segments linked to here:


1a. author Dongping Han - presentation 00:38
1b. author Dongping Han - audience questions & answers 01:09

2a. Art and Politics panel presentation runs 01:39
2b. Art and Politics panel - audience questions & answers 00:51

3a. International Impact panel - presentation 02:07
3b. International Impact panel - Audience questions & answers 00:37

This movie is part of the collection: Community Video

Producer: Revolution Books
Production Company: Revolution Books
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: art; politics; gpcr; communism; cultural revolution; revolution; mao; maoist; liberation
Contact Information: Revolution Books, Berkeley 510-848-1196 <a href=""></a>

Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States

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Produced by Reiko Redmonde

Audio production: Noel Juan
Video production and video editing: Don Spark

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